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By Tim Leeds 

Fire leads to Zortman mandatory evacuation

Evacuations recommended in Fort Belknap reservation Pine Grove and Star Hill areas, fire near Fort Belknap Agency contained


Last updated 8/17/2021 at 12:09pm

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Flames can be seen on a smoke-shrouded mountainside near Lodge Pole Monday. The fire burning in the Little Rockies has led to the evacuation of Zortman and recommended evacuations in the Hays and Lodge Pole areas. A fire near the Fort Belknap Agency also discovered Monday was contained relatively quickly.

A wildfire discovered Monday in the Little Rocky Mountains has led to the mandatory evacuation of Zortman and recommended evacuation of the Pine Grove and Star Hill areas of Fort Belknap Indian Reservation and a warning of evacuation for Hays.

Another fire discovered Monday near the Fort Belknap Agency has been contained, a post on the Fort Belknap Indian Community Council Facebook page reported Monday evening.

Facebook posts have been issued regularly by the Fort Belknap council and the Phillip's County Sheriff's Office about the fires.

Groups and agencies contacted this morning by Havr...

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